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Seattle Theatre Group
TUE Ceremony broadcast on the big screen, concessions and beverage service available, 7 a.m., Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; free admission (206-467-5510 or www.theparamount.com).
Yes We Can! An Inauguration Celebration
TUE Celebration brunch with students' poetry slam and viewing on big-screen televisions, 7:30 a.m., Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $15, preregistration required (206-448-2001 or www.tomdouglas.com).
AM1090 Inauguration Brunch
TUE Brunch buffet with television viewing on 10 big screens, 8-11 a.m., 88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar, 315 Second Ave., Seattle; free admission, buffet $10.90, preregistration suggested (206-839-1300 or www.88keyseattle.com).
Celebration of Hope Inaugural Gala
TUE Celebration for the community with big-screen viewing, 8 a.m., Center House Theatre, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
TUE Live viewing of ceremony with music, spoken word and panel discussion, 8 a.m.-noon, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free, donations accepted (206-518-6000 or www.naamnw.org/calendar.html).
Inauguration at Sport Restaurant
TUE Live viewing of ceremony on television monitors and a special Inauguration Day breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Sport Restaurant & Bar, 140 Fourth Ave. N. (Fisher Plaza Building), Seattle; free admission (206-404-7767 or www.sportrestaurant.com).
Inauguration Viewing at City Hall
TUE Viewing at Seattle City Hall Council Chambers. 8:30-10 a.m., Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-684-8888 or www.seattle.gov/council).
Inauguration Day Viewing Party
TUE Watch on a big screen; coffee, tea and pastries available for purchase, doors open at 8:30 a.m., event 9 a.m.-noon, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; free (206-652-4255 or www.townhallseattle.org/">www.townhallseattle.org/).
Obama Inauguration Breakfast at the Bottleneck
TUE 8-10:30 a.m., Bottleneck Lounge, 2323 E. Madison St., Seattle (206-323-1098 or www.bottlenecklounge.com).
Seattle Public Library broadcast of the presidential inauguration
TUE Doors open at 8 a.m., Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).
West Seattle Democratic Women Inauguration Breakfast
TUE President-elect Obama's inauguration viewing on big screen, nonmembers welcome, 7-10 a.m., West Seattle Golf Club, 4470 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10-$12 (206-935-3216 or www.34dems.org/news_calendar.htm).
32nd District Democrats
Inauguration Viewing Party
TUE Big-screen viewing, coffee and snacks available, 8-11 a.m., Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $10 suggested donation appreciated but not required (206-691-8537 or 32ld.snohomishdemocrats.org/).
A Community Celebration of a World Changing
TUE A tribute breakfast for the incoming president, performances including Mount Tahoma Choir, local presenters share stories on how everyone can be an agent of change, 7:30-10 a.m., Bates Technical College, 1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma (253-476-7012 or www.bates.ctc.edu).
Vashon Island Inauguration Party
TUE Viewing party, 7 a.m., Vashon Theatre, 17723 Vashon Highway S.W., Vashon Island; free (206-349-4400 or www.vashontheatre.com).
Tini Bigs Inauguration
TUE Inauguration celebration party, with "Throw the Shoe at Bush" contest, 4 p.m., Tini Bigs Lounge, 100 Denny Way, Seattle (206-284-0931 or www.tinibigs.com).
Obama Ball Seattle
TUE Includes a soul-food buffet dinner, Jay Thomas Big Band performs, 6-10 p.m., South Lake Union Naval Armory Building, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $22-$44 (206-510-4454 or www.obamaballseattle.com).
From Odetta to Obama: An Inauguration Day Gala Concert
TUE Big-screen rebroadcast of Obama's inauguration speech and gala concert featuring Ernestine Anderson, Chic Street Man, The Sound of the Northwest, performers from Seattle Opera's Young Artist Program, 6:30 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-652-4255 or www.townhallseattle.org).
West Seattle Democratic Women Inauguration Ball
TUE Inaugural dinner and gala, music for dancing by the West Seattle Big Band, dessert run, master of ceremonies state Sen. Joe McDermott, 6 p.m., The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; suggested donation $44, preregistration required (206-935-3216 or www.34dems.org/news_calendar.htm).
Comet Tavern Obama Inauguration Party
TUE Starting 6 p.m., Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., Seattle; free admission (206-322-9272 or www.myspace.com/thecomettavern).
Mount Baker Inaugural Ball
TUE Live music, dancing, all ages welcome, patriotic, presidential and period costumes encouraged, 7-10 p.m., Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; suggested donation $10/person or $20/family (206-781-1238 or www.mountbaker.org).
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